Long snapper Nick Sundberg and the Redskins on Sunday afternoon agreed in principle to a new four-year contract. Financial terms were not available.
“I’m definitely super excited to be back with the Redskins,” Sundberg said in a phone conversation. “It’s what I really wanted at the end of the day. I didn’t want to test free agency. The whole unknown thing wasn’t something I really wanted to go jump into. I’m really looking forward to where this team is going in the near future.”
Sundberg will work with new special teams coordinator Keith Burns now that Danny Smith, the coordinator who brought him to Washington, left this offseason to join the Pittsburgh Steelers’ staff.
“It’s learning a new coaching style,” Sundberg said. “Special teams isn’t really much different from team to team. Everything is still the same. You just kind of have a different view of the way it should be run. I think that’s what OTAs and minicamp are really going to bring out – his coaching style and the techniques he wants us to use.”
Sundberg, who turns 26 in July, has been a reliably accurate snapper since joining the Redskins in 2010. He made headlines last season when he played through a broken left arm in the Redskins’ season-opening victory over New Orleans. The injury limited him to only eight regular season games – all victories, which he enjoys pointing out.
He was scheduled to be a restricted free agent this offseason. The Redskins have now agreed to new deals with four of their six restricted free agents. They agreed to terms Saturday with tight end Logan Paulsen, fullback Darrel Young and outside linebacker Rob Jackson. Nose tackle Chris Baker and return specialist Brandon Banks remain unsigned.